In my last update, I described the month as “surreal” and “crap”, and much of this is also true for April. However, I’ll also need to count the positives: my friends and family are well, work is busy (and the company restructure has left my division largely unscathed so far), I’ve got food, utilities, and everything else I need.


In book-related updates, I managed to read 16 books (+1 DNF), even if those again included a lot of comfort reads and a couple of plays in my Will’s World (Shakespeare) project.


My personal reading highlight this month were:


Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, which was another buddy read with @Lillelara

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes


I still haven’t managed to listen to as many audiobooks as I expected while working from home, even if the crazy work situation has either calmed down or normalised – I can’t really tell anymore at this point. 


I still have not swapped any books for “book jokers” (see explanation at the end of the post), so my current 2020 Mt. TBR shelves look like this – It may look like all I have done was to move the Rubik’s cube, but I honestly also managed to read three books from these shelves: 


End of April Mt. TBR:


End of March Mt. TBR:

End of February Mt. TBR:


End of January Mt. TBR:


Start of the Year Mt. TBR:


The Stats:


Books read this month: 17 (Apr)

Mt. TBR Books read this month: 3 

DNFs this month: 1


Women / Men / Team*: 48% / 47% / 5%

% of original Mt. TBR read: 26% 


Available swaps (not made yet): 12 (+3 from previous month)


(* – of all books read since 01 January 2020)


Link to the original Mt. TBR (2020) post.


Rules – same as previously – are that I picked a stack of physical books off my shelves at home which I would try to read over the course of the year. If I pick another (yet unread) physical book off my shelves, I get to take one off the Mt. TBR shelves and put it on the regular shelf – as a substitute. In a change from previous years, new purchases (physical books only) will not be added to the Mt. TBR shelves – I will track these separately.

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